Family, School, Community Partnerships for Families

Family School Community Partnering can be defined as the sharing of responsibility for students’ education, involving collaboration, joint decision making, and mutual accountability (Lines, Miller, & Arthur-Stanley, 2011). The responsibility for student education does not belong to just one group, but rather is a joint effort. In recent years, there has been a shift in education from traditional family involvement volunteering to this intentional partnering and the collaboration required from all parties (Christenson & Sheridan, 2001). This type of partnering has a significant impact on student outcomes both academically and behaviorally.

Families play a critical role in their children’s education. Below are some resources for families to explore in order to become full partners in their children’s education.

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